Life Span of Central Air Conditioning Systems

Posted on: April 26, 2017 by in AC Repair and Service
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Warm temperature is arriving at last! Is your air conditioner up to the task of keeping you cool this summer? How old is your AC equipment ? If it is older than 12-15 years old, you may want to consider replacing it with a new, much more efficient and eco-friendly model. The moment you consider whether or not to replace your existing equipment, some things you would think of are the age, efficiency, and situation of the device. In case any of these factors is problematic, replacement may be your best alternative.

AC Repair vs. Replacement

A lot of Edina air conditioning systems operate fairly efficiently for twelve to fifteen years. As they age, they can turn into costly to fix and may perform unreliably, malfunctioning more and more often. Replacement parts could be discontinued, causing them to be more pricey and hard to find, or also unavailable. A reliable contractor can review the advantages and disadvantages of repair vs. replacement, and depending on the age and situation of your existing air conditioning system, assist you to make an informed judgment concerning the replacement or repair options. Fixing your equipment may seem to be the least pricey in the short condition, but it might end up costing you more money in repairs in the long run. If your device is old, breaks down frequently and consumes more power than a newer version, setting up a new air conditioning unit can more than spend for itself over time. Your service provider should be able to experience all the alternatives with you.

Efficiency Ratings & Rebates

Other points to take into consideration are cost-effectiveness, efficiency and rebate incentives. Latest systems show more recent technology and are developed to be more efficient, saving you more cash through lowering your cooling costs. The latest units have higher SEER ratings. SEER means “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” This is a measure of the energy performance of the air conditioning equipment. A greater air conditioning SEER rating implies more reliable, or lower energy cost to cool your home or building. Older air conditioning devices are likely to have a lower SEER rating, 5 or 6, in comparison to a newer more reliable unit. More recent systems also use more eco-friendly refrigerants that are fewer hazardous to the environment. Older refrigerant is being phased out, and has increased in cost in comparison with the newer refrigerants. Additionally, there are rebates available for those who invest in new, energy efficient devices. Xcel Energy is currently offering rebates, and Lennox is also offering special incentives on the purchase of new energy efficient models. Your service provider can review your current unit with you and assist you to decide what is the best solution for your specific situation.

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